A comprehensive survey was conducted among state, city, county, and toll road agencies, sign support suppliers, and sign contractors to determine current practices with regard to supports for small highway sign installations. The survey was conducted through a mail questionnaire and follow-up interviews. A literature search was also conducted to determine the extent to which existing sign support systems met current safety standards. Small signs were arbitrarily defined as those having a total panel area less than 50 square feet (4.65 square meters). As such, the major portion of the study relates to supports for regulatory signs and warning signs. Some guide signs are also in this category. The report provides state-of-the-practice information on small sign supports. Included are statistical data on sign use, design data, cost data, and maintenance data. Also included is an evaluation of current sign support systems in terms of current safety performance guidelines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-297407.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M Research Foundation

    College Station, TX  United States  77843

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ross, HEJ
    • Buffington, J L
    • Weaver, G D
    • Schafer, D L
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 295 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-506 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8821
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM